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Kid is shot, killed by neighborhood association captain

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Anyone else find it ironic that someone in this thread saying this is case is cut and dry is the same person that believes the WTC buildings were brought down by something other than the planes we saw fly into them?

Hahaha yea like that plane that brought down WTC7? You're funny.

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"The girl (Martin's girlfriend), who did not want to be identified, said she was on the phone with the teen before the shooting. When Zimmerman got closer to Martin, she told her boyfriend to run, but Martin told her that he was not going to run, she said.

'What are you stopping me for?' Martin asked Zimmerman, according to the girl.

'What are you doing around here?' Zimmerman asked in response.

The girl said she then got the impression that an altercation was taking place and that someone had pushed Martin, because the headset fell out of his ear, and the phone shut off."

Quoted from http://www.cnn.com/2...sses/index.html

Her counsel was wise. He chose not to follow it. Before you object that he shouldn't have had to run, that isn't the point. Of course he shouldn't have. But if someone is following you, and you have no idea if he is armed or not, and you know you aren't, what is the prudent thing to do?

According to one report I saw (will see if I can find the link) Martin's girlfriend told him to run and he said he was just going to walk fast first. Then later he did end up running.

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Another statement based solely on you own opinion and biases.

You don't know this guy....you don't know his motivations....you don't know whether he is lying or not....but you KNOW that he was hired by Zimmerman?

You take this to a whole new level.

When he directly says in the post " My initial thoughts" it is perfectly clear it was his opinion and he wasn't claiming to know anything.

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In reply to Mav and the term coon ass. Growing up in Houston we referred to those from la coon asses. White, black, whatever. That being said, what does that have to do with a kid being hunted down?

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Ask Zimmerman. He likes to yell "coons" before pulling out guns on children.

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Sounded like it to me also. Didn't hear him say coon ass, it wouldn't have applied to Martin any how. He said fing coons.

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According to one report I saw (will see if I can find the link) Martin's girlfriend told him to run and he said he was just going to walk fast first. Then later he did end up running.

tarheelpride provided the link, it's here: http://gma.yahoo.com/trayvon-martin-killing-911-tape-reveals-possible-racial-005007672--abc-news.html

I responded that her answers still appear to make it look as if Trayvon initiated the face-to-face confrontation, which I maintain was foolish. As I said before, I understand it coming from a teenager...full of ego, pride, etc., but still foolish. I don't blame him, I simply think his actions weren't wise. But he's a kid. Zimmerman doesn't have that excuse. As I said earlier, he's an adult and should have known better. I'm not going to pretend to know either of them and what was in their minds...though I suspect that both of them had adrenaline pumping and neither were thinking clearly. I'm also not going to assume that what appears to be the case is in fact the case. We really don't know what happened and likely won't know beyond Zimmerman's testimony, which obviously cannot be objective. It's possible that Zimmerman did initiate the physical confrontation...again, there's no way to know. All I'm going by is what the girl said...and she's the closest thing to an eye-witness there is.

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You mean: Looking to prevent others from cashing in on dead son's name?

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You mean: Looking to prevent others from cashing in on dead son's name?

Check the provided link. First PPG:The mother of slain Trayvon Martin recently filed a trademark to protect the rights to his name as an attempt to control- and collect funds from- the masses of merchandise being produced in support of their cause.

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exactly

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And what's the prob longtriad?

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